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The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

A. Edward Siecienski


The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate examines the centuries-long debate over the primacy and authority of the Bishop of Rome, especially in relation to the Christian East. It lays out, in an informative, entertaining, clear manner, the entire history of the debate and the theological issues involved. It begins by looking at the sources of the debate, objectively analyzing the history and texts that have long divided the Catholic and Orthodox world. It then details the 2000 year history of the papacy’s reception or rejection among the Orthodox, beginning with the questio ... More

Keywords: papacy, primacy, Rome, Orthodox, Great Schism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190245252
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. Edward Siecienski, author
Associate Professor of Religion and Clement and Helen Pappas Professor of Byzantine Civilization and Religion, Stockton University of New Jersey